ELI Abroad: a registered non-profit organization

Whether you are a student, a professional, or a retiree, there is a wide world to explore, with endless opportunities to learn and contribute. Welcome to ELI Abroad, a non-profit organization that creates volunteer and internship opportunities for the globally-minded seeking a travel experience that goes beyond the ordinary. Since its founding in 2001, ELI has worked with thousands of participants from 41 countries, providing them an amazing array of programs.

No other travel experience can offer so much. Explore a new culture from the inside, working side by side with the locals. Whether you have a year to spare, or just 10 days, we have a program that's right for you, priced to meet even the most modest budget, and backed by outstanding in-country support.

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VOLUNTEER AT AN ELEPHANT NURSERY! 🐘💕 ELI is proud to work with a sanctuary focused on conservation. Volunteers bathe, feed, play, clean, cut grass for meals, make medicine balls, and educate visitors about elephant conservation and deforestation. Sign up for 1-8 weeks. Come get muddy with us in Northern Thailand! #ELIAbroad

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